Nordahl’s Corner: Top albums of 2019

Hard to believe it’s already 2020, right? Seems like not that long ago, everyone was freaking out about Y2K and switching centuries. And yet here we are and I’m wondering how another 20 years has already blown by. Woah. So now is my chance to reflect a bit and celebrate my favorite music from the…

Nick’s top albums of 2019

2019 was a pretty fucking great year for Metal Heads. We got new albums from Opeth, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Cattle Decapitation and Devin Townsend, amongst so many others. A year like that makes it difficult for someone like myself whom drowns himself in music to choose a top 10. Hell it was difficult to do what…

Interview: Johnny DeAngelis of Oni

I’m Chris… I’m with Damnation Magazine, and I’m here with John from ONI (“oh-knee”) Hello hello… And just witnessed an awesome show here at the Ready Room opening up for Devin Townsend… I guess, the first question would be, since you play Xylophone – which there’s not many people in the metal scene that do…

Chris’ Top albums of 2016

Nordahl’s List of Essential Metal From 2016 Let me be extremely late almost to the point of uncomfortable awkwardness for wishing you a Happy New Year. Hey – it’s still January and you might still be thinking you can keep one or more of your resolutions for 2017, so we’re good! What is being presented…

Fubar Metalfest X

Matt Albers             Venues and promoters often attempt to book their own mini music festivals around the local date of national tour. If there’s enough space and time it correctly, you can have up to ten or more bands including local openers on a single bill, sometimes with set times crossing over. Local acts always…

Concert Review: Volbeat and Death Angel at Pop’s

By Matt Albers             Everyone likes surprises. Especially when that surprise comes in the form of a concert in St. Louis that far surpasses the expectations of its audience. And that is exactly what happened when Danish “metal ‘n rollers” Volbeat returned to the U.S. for an early summer festival run after two South American…